DIY DESK WITH GOLD HAIRPIN LEGS

March 18, 2016

DIY Projects

How to make a DIY desk with gold hairpin legs from PrettyPegs on @thouswellblog

I’ve been a fan of PrettyPegs‘ simple, modern table legs for chic Ikea Hacks for a while now, but when they released their new Harald legs I knew I had to try them out. They’re similar to hairpin legs, with a gold finish and pretty leather pockets for the ends. They’re slightly angled out for a light, modern look. I paired the legs with an MDF panel painted high-gloss white, but the size and colors are endless when it comes to the top you choose for your desk. The legs also have a bracket and come with all the screws you need to install them. With such an easy way to create a custom desk why not give yourself the perfect workspace with custom furniture legs?

How to make a DIY desk with gold hairpin legs from PrettyPegs on @thouswellblog
DIY Desk Process

MATERIALS

– One set of Harald table legs
– One MDF panel (I used a 2′ x 4′ size)
– 3-4 cans of high-gloss white spray paint
Cordless drill
– Pencil and ruler
– Phillips head screwdriver

DIRECTIONS

1. After gathering my materials, I spray painted the top and sides of the MDF panel with a high-gloss white spray paint. The MDF absorbs a lot of the paint, so you’ll need many coats to create a solid, glossy cover. Leave the panel to dry overnight.
2. Once the panel is completely dry, lay it upside down on the floor and use a ruler and pencil to mark where you’ll drill in the legs. Since the legs are angled, you’ll want to place them further underneath the table than regular legs. I placed my legs about three inches into the panel. Once you’ve marked for each leg, use the drill to create holes for each screw.
3. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, screw in each of the legs using the screws that came with them. Flip your desk over, style, and enjoy your new workspace!

How to make a DIY desk with gold hairpin legs from PrettyPegs on @thouswellblog
How to make a DIY desk with gold hairpin legs from PrettyPegs on @thouswellblog
How to make a DIY desk with gold hairpin legs from PrettyPegs on @thouswellblog

Make sure to check out PrettyPegs‘ selection of furniture legs – they’re so many colors and styles to choose from!

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